1. determine the condition of your furniture
The first thing you need to do is check the status of your item. Are there flaws in it? Is it in good condition? Does it have any useful health left?
These are some of the questions you should ask yourself when checking your furniture. You may like your item, but it is important to consider whether it will be desirable for someone else.
2. Think of a time
Most people do not realize that time plays a major role in the furniture sales process. If you need to sell your furniture immediately, it is best to lower the item price. This will increase the chances of selling your product very quickly
On the other hand, if you are not in a hurry, you can offer your item at a higher price and move on. The right buyer will definitely be found!
Another interesting fact about time: furniture market styles are similar to those in the housing market. People often start selling their furniture in the summer, because it is a good time to move into a new home.
3 Find out the value of your furniture
When considering pricing your piece, consider its features: age, status, type, and duration of the sale. We generally recommend that sellers arrange for used furniture at 20 to 50% of the initial sale price, as the furniture is very similar to any other diminished property.
The only exceptions are items that are part of a unique or special collection, as they often lose their value once they are downloaded for sale.
If you are unsure how to determine the value of your furniture, try using our furniture calculator. It will measure the value of your furniture based on its specifications.
4. Examine your competitors
When trading in a balanced market like AptDeco, look for things like your product by style, status, type, and age. Then think of how you can improve your product to make it more competitive and attractive. This will also help you determine the right amount for your product.
Remember the game of supply and demand.
5. Take beautiful pictures of your furniture
We’ve gone through thousands of furniture listings on our website, so hopefully: photos are important.
When we say pictures, we are not just talking pictures of the stock. We are talking about real photos that show the real state of your property.
Remember that people who buy furniture online make decisions without realizing it, so it is important to give them a complete picture of the item to help them make an informed purchase decision.
Don’t know about photography?
- Follow these four simple tips to make sure your furniture looks perfect and attracts the highest price:
Clean the furniture before taking a picture.
Remove any clutter such as cushions, leftovers, cups, and books.
Take pictures during the day.
Take pictures of the front, back, and sides of furniture at eye level.
6. Tell the story of your furniture.
This is your time. Be competent in your giving. Make your ad rich with details.
Think of all the things that are important to you when buying furniture: color, size, style, style, building materials, etc. All of these factors are important factors in second-hand furniture buyers in Dubai.
Has your item made a popular brand like CB2, West Elm, or Room & Board? Or was it made by a local artist with a unique history? Provide this information as some buyers may choose one manufacturer over another.
Is your item antique or precious? Include proof of authenticity, such as a photo of a furniture label or purchase receipt.
By following the tips above, you will achieve these three goals at once:
Reduce the number of questions customers ask.
Make your furniture more attractive to consumers.
Increase the estimated value of your furniture so that you can sell it at a higher price.
7. Be honest with the condition of your furniture
It is common for furniture to be slightly damaged when used. You know it, we know it, and consumers know it. Feel free to share details and photos of any damage such as spots, rips, chips, abrasions, and dents.
Consumers like to know in advance what they are getting. They do not care about damage if you speak freely. Remember that the second-hand furniture market is a trust-based economy. It is what motivates people to buy furniture from a stranger.
8. Be proactive
Finally, make sure you step up your game and share your ad on a marketplace like AptDeco. We’ll help you promote your item in our community, take care of pickup and delivery, and make sure you make the most money from your furniture.
This article was written by AptDeco, an online marketplace for quality used furniture buyers in Dubai. With a vetted community of buyers and sellers and pre-arranged pick up and delivery, AptDeco is a simple and reliable way to buy and sell furniture without the hassle.